The district administration of Swabi has asked the owners and administration of private schools and colleges to beef up security at their respective institutes.
A meeting of the district administration was held on Friday under the chair of DC Kamran Afridi. Assistant commissioners, additional assistant commissioners, tehsil municipal officers and other district administration officials attended the meeting.
Officials reviewed security arrangements of government and private schools along with other institutes and organisations across the district. They expressed sorrow over the Army Public School attack and stressed security needs to be beefed up in Swabi.
Deputy Commissioner Kamran Afridi asked owners of private schools to install CCTV cameras and hire guards to ensure the safety of students. He also warned that any school found to be negligent in these measures would be shut down.
Afridi urged residents of Swabi to not rent out their shops and houses to Afghan refugees saying it was illegal to do so. He directed that the refugees be confined to their camps, adding anyone found violating the restriction would be dealt with an iron hand.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 20th, 2014.